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New Lane Shifts Coming to I-95 North in Rhode Island

As part of ongoing bridge deck and joint repairs at the South County Freeway Bridge in Warwick, the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) today announced a three-phase lane shift on I-95 North over Route 4 South, with all traffic shifting to the left effective Friday morning, July 13.

Prior to the shifts taking place, motorists on I-95 North over Route 4 South will experience partial right lane and shoulder closures for barrier placement on Thursday night, July 12 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Once the barrier is in place and crews are working behind it, this first phase should last through the end of July.

Over a one-weekend period at the end of July/early August, drivers can expect traffic down to one lane when the Department anticipates moving to the second phase of repairs. In mid-August, RIDOT will start its third and final lane configuration, with all traffic shifted to the right through the end of August.

The South County Freeway Bridge carries approximately 75,000 vehicles on I-95 North over Route 4 South. Built in 1965, RIDOT is repairing the concrete walls and bridge deck, cleaning and painting the steel elements, reinforcing the roadway joints, repaving the bridge and its approaches, and adding new striping. The project is slated for completion in Spring 2019, yet all schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.


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I-95 Travel Restrictions This Week in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation reports the following travel restrictions on I-95 this week:

  • Providence: I-95 North, from Exit 18 to Exit 20, and I-95 South, from Exit 19 to Exit 18, two lanes will be shifted to the left of the split, and one to the right for construction, effective Sat. morning June 30 for I-95 North and Sun. morning July 1 for I-95 South. Please note: trucks must use the right lane on I-95 North and I-95 South in this area. The right lane on I-95 North must also be used for motorists wishing to take Exit 19 to I-195 East and Exit 20 to Point St. In addition, all trucks must use the right lane to continue on I-95 North. The temporary traffic patterns will be in place through late Summer/early Fall 2018.

Ongoing Traffic Patterns

  • Providence: I-95 South, from Exit 19 (Eddy St.) to Exit 18, and I-95 North, from Exit 18 (Thurbers Ave.) to Exit 20 (Point St.), lanes shifted to the right for construction through Summer 2018.

Overnight

  • Cranston: I-95 North and South under Rte. 10, lane closures for bridge washing, thru Wed. nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Cranston: I-95 North and South at the Pawtuxet River Bridge over the Pawtuxet River, lane closures for bridge washing, Thurs. night from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Pawtucket: I-95 South, from the Mass. line to the Division St. Bridge, lane and temporary ramp closures in a moving operation for paving, thru Thurs. nights from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Expect delays.
  • Providence: I-95 North and South, from Exit 20 to Exit 18, lane closures for survey work, Sun.-Thurs. nights from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
  • Warwick: I-95 North and South, on the ramps from Rte. 2 to Service Rd., lane closures, temporary ramp and exit closures in a moving operation for milling, thru Thurs. nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Delays anticipated. Follow signed detours.
  • Warwick: I-95 North and South, from the Rte. 4 underpass to Cowesett Rd., left lane closures for guardrail work, thru Thurs. nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Weekday

  • Providence: I-95 North, from Exit 16 to Exit 18, left lane closed for maintenance, Thurs. from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • West Greenwich: I-95 North and South, from Exit 5A to Exit 5B, bridge work behind barrier and in median, Mon.-Fri. from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.


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Divided Highway Configuration Coming for I-95 in Providence, Expect Delays

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced a new traffic pattern scheduled to go into place the week of June 25 that will feature a divided highway configuration on I-95 North and South near Exit 19 in Providence. This means traffic lanes will be separated by a barrier, and through traffic will need to pass on either side of the lane split.

As was the case with lane splits RIDOT used last summer for highway work, all travel lanes will continue through the work zone. Motorists should not stop or switch lanes. Such behavior can lead to crashes or create unnecessary congestion for motorists behind you.

Traffic delays are likely, especially in the first few days as motorists become accustomed to the changes. The new traffic pattern will be located on I-95 North between Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue) and Exit 20 (Point Street) and on I-95 South between Exit 19 (Eddy Street) and Exit 18. It will be in place for approximately three months. All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.

These changes are needed as part of ongoing work to replace the superstructure of the structurally deficient Blackstone Street Bridge which carries I-95 over Blackstone Street near the Rhode Island Hospital campus. Since March, traffic in both directions has been shifted to the right as RIDOT demolished and rebuilt a portion of the bridge. Now RIDOT needs to work on the middle portion of the bridge.

With this temporary traffic pattern, there will be two lanes to the left of the split and one to the right. All exits and on-ramps in the area will remain open. For I-95 North traffic only, the right lane must be used for motorists wishing to take Exit 20 to Point Street. During late evening and overnight hours when traffic volumes are at their lowest, RIDOT may close lanes in both directions. No lane closures will occur before 10 p.m.

Blackstone Street itself, between Allens Avenue and Eddy Street, will remain closed until late fall. There will be one more traffic pattern change in late summer/early fall when RIDOT shifts lanes to the left and finishes the final portion of the bridge.


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I-95 Travel Restrictions This Week in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has issued the following travel restrictions for I-95 from Saturday, May 5 thru Friday, May 11, 2018:

Weekend Restrictions

  • Exeter/Hopkinton: I-95 North and South, from Exit 2 (Hopkinton) to Exit 5 (Rte. 102), right lane and shoulder closures for construction, Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Providence/Pawtucket: I-95 North, from Exit 26 (Lonsdale Ave.) to the Massachusetts state line, and I-95 South, from the Massachusetts state line to Exit 25 (Smithfield Ave.), left lane and shoulder closures in a moving operation for sweeping, Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ongoing Traffic Patterns

  • Providence: I-95 South, from Exit 19 (Eddy St.) to Exit 18, and I-95 North, from Exit 18 (Thurbers Ave.) to Exit 20 (Point St.), lanes shifted to the right for construction through Summer 2018.

Overnight Restrictions

 

  • Exeter/Richmond: I-95 South and North, from Exit 5 (Rte. 102) to Exit 4 (Rte. 3), lane and shoulder closures for milling, Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence: On the ramp from I-95 North to Point St., right lane closed for bridge washing, Sunday night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence: On the ramp from I-195 West to I-95 South, right lane closed for bridge washing, Monday night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence/Cranston: I-95 South, from I-195 to Exit 16 (Rte. 10), and I-95 North, from Exit 16 (Rte. 10) to Exit 20 (Point St.), including the ramps, lane and shoulder closures in a moving operation for sweeping, Tuesday night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day. Expect delays.
  • Warwick: I-95 North and South, from Exit 13 (Airport Connector) to Exit 14 (Rte. 37), alternating lane closures for bridge work, Sunday-Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • West Greenwich/Exeter/Richmond: Watch for our crews in a moving operation for sweeping along the following roads, Monday night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day: I-95 South at Exit 6A (Hopkins Hill Rd.), Exit 6 (Rte. 3) and Exit 5 (Rte. 102); the breakdown lane on I-95 South, from Exit 6A to Rte. 3; the left lane on I-95 North from Exit 4 (Rte. 3) to Exit 6A.
  • Warwick: I-95 North and South, from Rte. to Cowesett Rd., left lane closed for construction, Sunday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • West Greenwich: I-95 North and South, from Exit 5A (Rte. 102 South) to Exit 5B (Rte. 102 North), lane closures for construction, Tuesday night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following day.
  • West Greenwich to Warwick: I-95 North and South, from Exit 6A (Hopkins Hill Rd.) to Exit 12 (I-295/Rte. 113), including the on- and off-ramps, partial right lane and shoulder closures in a moving operation for sweeping, Monday night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Weekday Restrictions

  • Exeter/Hopkinton: I-95 North and South, from Exit 2 (Hopkinton) to Exit 5 (Rte. 102), right lane and shoulder closures for construction, Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Providence/Pawtucket: I-95 North and South, from Exit 23 (Rte. 146/State Offices/Charles St.) to the Massachusetts state line, right shoulder closures in a moving operation for sweeping, Monday-Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Providence/Pawtucket: I-95 North, from Exit 23 (Rte. 146/State Offices/Charles St.) to the Massachusetts state line, and I-95 South, from the Massachusetts state line to Exit 22 (Rtes. 6 & 10/Downtown Providence), right shoulder closures in a moving operation for sweeping at the on- and off-ramps, Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Delays anticipated.
  • Providence/Pawtucket: I-95 North, from Exit 23 (Rte. 146/State Offices/Charles St.) to the Massachusetts state line, and I-95 South, from the Massachusetts state line to Exit 22 (Rtes. 6 & 10/Downtown Providence), left shoulder closures in a moving operation for sweeping, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Delays anticipated.
  • Warwick/Cranston: I-95 North and South, from Exit 8 (Rte. 2) to Exit 16 (Rte. 10), lanes closed in a moving operation for pothole patching, Monday-Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Expect delays.
    • Monday: two left lanes closed
    • Tuesday and Wednesday: two right lanes closed
  • West Greenwich: I-95 North and South, from Exit 5A (Rte. 102 South) to Exit 5B (Rte. 102 North), bridge work behind barrier and in median, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.


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Lane, Ramp Closures for I-95 Construction and Maintenance in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation reports the following traffic impacts associated with I-95 construction and maintenance activities, through Friday, May 4, 2018:

Weekend Traffic Impacts

  • Providence: I-95 North and South, on the ramps at Exit 22 (Rtes. 6 & 10/Downtown Providence), watch for our crews in a moving operation for sweeping, Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Expect minor delays.

New Traffic Patterns

  • I-95 South, from Exit 19 (Eddy St.) to Exit 18, and I-95 North, from Exit 18 (Thurbers Ave.) to Exit 20 (Point St.), lanes shifted to the right for construction through Summer 2018.

Overnight Traffic Impacts

  • I-95 North, from Exit 28 (School St.) to Exit 30 (East St.), lane and shoulder closures for drainage work, Sunday-Thursday nights from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence: On the ramp from I-95 South to I-195 East, right lane closed for bridge washing, Sunday night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence: On the ramp from I-195 West to I-95 North, right lane closed for bridge washing, Monday night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence: On the ramp from I-95 North to Point St., right lane closed for bridge washing, Tuesday night from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence/Pawtucket: I-95 North and South, from Exit 16 (Rte. 10) to the Massachusetts state line, left lane and shoulder closures in a moving operation for sweeping, Tuesday night from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following day.
  • Richmond/West Greenwich: I-95 North and South, from Exit 3 (Rte. 138) to Exit 6A (Hopkins Hill Rd.), watch for our crews in a moving operation for sweeping, Monday night from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following day.
  • Warwick to Coventry: I-95 South from Exit 10B (Rte. 117 West) to Exit 6A (Hopkins Hill Rd.), lane, shoulder and temporary ramp closures in a moving operation for sweeping, during the early morning hours Tuesday from 1:30 a.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Warwick: I-95 North and South, from Exit 13 (Airport Connector) to Exit 14 (Rte. 37), alternating lane closures for bridge work, Sunday-Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Warwick: I-95 North and South, from Rte. 2 to Cowesett Rd., left lane closed for construction, Sunday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Weekday Traffic Impacts

  • Exeter/Hopkinton: I-95 North and South, from Exit 2 (Hopkinton) to Exit 5 (Rte. 102), right lane and shoulder closures for construction, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Providence: I-95 North, from Exit 23 (Rte. 146/State Offices) to the Charles St. on-ramp, left lane and shoulder closures for drainage work, Monday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Providence/Pawtucket: I-95 North and South, from Exit 23 (Rte. 146/State Offices/Charles St.) to the Massachusetts state line, right lane and shoulder closures in a moving operation for sweeping, Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Providence/Pawtucket: I-95 North and South, on the right side of the ramps from Charles St. to Exit 30 (East St.), watch for our crews in a moving operation for sweeping, Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Expect minor delays.
  • Providence/Pawtucket: I-95 North and South, on the left side of the ramps from Charles St. to Exit 30 (East St.), watch for our crews in a moving operation for sweeping, Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Expect minor delays.
  • West Greenwich: I-95 North and South, from Exit 5A (Rte. 102 South) to Exit 5B (Rte. 102 North), bridge work behind barrier and in median, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.


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Lane Shifts, Closures for I-95 Construction in Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation reports the following travel restrictions as a result of I-95 construction and maintenance, thru Friday, April 27, 2018

New Traffic Patterns

  • Providence: I-95 South, from Exit 19 (Eddy St.) to Exit 18, and I-95 North, from Exit 18 (Thurbers Ave.) to Exit 20 (Point St.), lanes shifted to the right for construction through Summer 2018.

Overnight Restrictions

  • Pawtucket: I-95 North, from Exit 29 (East St.) to the Massachusetts state line, lane and shoulder closures for a bridge inspection, Monday night from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence: I-95 North, from Exit 18 (Thurbers Ave.) to Exit 19 (I-195), and I-95 South, from Exit 20 (Point St.) to Exit 18 (Thurbers Ave.), lane closures for construction, Sunday-night from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Providence: I-95 Southbound, from Exit 22 to Exit 21, left and right lane closures for construction, Sunday-Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Richmond/Hopkinton: I-95 Southbound, Exits 4, 3, 2, 1 and Exit 1 Park & Ride, right lane and shoulder closures in a moving operation for sweeping, Monday from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Warwick/Cranston: I-95 Southbound, from Rte. 10 to Exit 10, right lane and shoulder closures in a moving operation for sweeping, Monday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Warwick: I-95 North and South, from Exit 8 (Rte. 2) to Cowesett Rd., left lane closures for construction, Sunday-Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.
  • Warwick: I-95 North and South, from Exit 8 (Rte. 2) to the Hillsgrove Bridge at Service Ave., partial lane and shoulder closures for construction, Sunday-Thursday nights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following day.

Weekday Restrictions

  • West Greenwich: I-95 North and South, from Exit 5A (Rte. 102 South) to Exit 5B (Rte. 102 North), bridge work behind barrier and in median, Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

All schedules are weather-dependent and subject to change.


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Yet Another Coastal Storm for East Coast I-95 Travelers

The third coastal storm in 2 weeks is poised to bring gusty winds, minor coastal flooding, and areas of snow, heaviest in New England.

After the precipitation ends in the Mid-Atlantic region Monday night, attention turns to New England as the third nor’easter in two weeks is expected to bring significant snow from Connecticut to Maine, with some locations possibly getting in excess of a foot of snow. Parts of upstate New York are also likely to get heavy snow through the middle of the week. With the forecast track of the storm expected to be farther southeast than the last two events, the highest winds and waves should remain over the offshore waters.

Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for all of southern New England.

Snow will begin after midnight with heavier snow and near-blizzard conditions Tuesday morning lasting into the afternoon.

Potential for 1″ to 3″ of snow per hour, combined with high winds, could lead to near impossible travel conditions around Tuesday morning and even the Tuesday afternoon commute.


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